My six month old Baba has now started to take an interest in food. I can no longer eat anything near him as he WILL grab it and try to put it in his mouth. Also he can stay in a sitting position now!
Apparently these are all signs that my Baba is ready for his first food.
We celebrated this important milestone with a Bangladeshi ceremony called Kheer Mukh’. Kheer is a Bengali rice pudding. Kheer Mukh literally means ‘rice pudding in your mouth’
Baba was dressed in his finest; each family member took turns to feed him. He was a bit overwhelmed at first but soon joined in all the excitement as we all cheered and clapped at every mouthful he took.
With his food initiation over i began searching for some halal baby food. I was recommended Cerelac, a rice based infant cereal with milk powder; its an easy just add water option and of course its halal too!
My nephew and niece also ate Cerelac when they were babies. So i decided to give it a go. I also serve homemade baby food such as banana or potato puree.
Also we’ve now moved on from the halal approved cow and gate first infant formula to the second stage follow on milk. At first he was refusing the follow on milk which got me worried plus I had already stocked up but he was feeding just fine after the second feed.
Alhamdulilah Baba seems to be getting on fine and the Ceralac is also a hit with my now ten year old nephew.
What did you do to celebrate your Baba’s first time eating solids?